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Title: The Lunar Rover
Post by: DamaFree09 on 22 August, 2013, 10:37:24
i need help on this trick that colin sanders told me was called the lunar rover (lunar 360-rover) invented by Zack Yourd  .
you can see what im talking about in this video at 1:35

Zack & Colin: Pre-tour Spammers (
Title: Re: The Lunar Rover
Post by: The Void on 22 August, 2013, 12:53:22
It's not a trick I've tried more than a couple of times, so I can't do it. But I'd advise you to carefully watch his grip, and all body movements: hand, arm, knees, and try to copy them precisely. And make sure you have full control of a standard Lunar... can you walk around while holding it? How about run? Change directions, etc...

Interesting name. Perhaps it makes sense to name this separately from Toby's Lunar Pivot.
Title: Re: The Lunar Rover
Post by: shalafi on 12 February, 2015, 11:50:37
I know this is an old thread, but I hope this video I found could help:

Lunar rover Tutorial- Normal and inward (Voice Tutorial) (
Title: Re: The Lunar Rover
Post by: BKA on 08 April, 2016, 16:58:13
Compiling tips from another thread:
some tips I gathered in a practice yesterday:

(for righties)
Start with your wrist facing away from you and move the Mendham and your whole body to the left
Move your whole body over to the right and flick your wrist towards you
The ken should spin at about a 45⁰ angle, in relation to where it was.
Scoop the ken back round to in front of you, by moving your whole body back to the left
Balance and cheer!

Just remember, this trick is less on the wrist and more in the body. if the ken is going wild, use less wrist.

Help anyone?
That all saying, I still suck at rovers :(
I think the biggest tip I can give, for anyone willing and able to give it another try, is to try and get your rotation so that the base cup stays at the same height in relation to the tama throughout the movement. I focused on the base cup throughout.
Another tip, was to imagine the wrist and body movement accelerating; rather than flicking your wrist and twisting your body at full speed from the beginning, start slow and speed up, otherwise the tama rotates and you leave the ken behind or knock it off.
One last thing, keep the lunar close to your body.
Hope that helps anyone.
Title: Re: The Lunar Rover
Post by: The Void on 19 October, 2016, 23:00:48
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